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primordial

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adjective pri·mor·di·al \prī-ˈmȯr-dē-əl\

Simple Definition of primordial

  • : existing from the beginning of time : very ancient

Full Definition of primordial

  1. 1 a :  first created or developed :  primeval 1 b :  existing in or persisting from the beginning (as of a solar system or universe) <a primordial gas cloud> c :  earliest formed in the growth of an individual or organ :  primitive <primordial cells>

  2. 2 :  fundamental, primary <primordial human joys — Sir Winston Churchill>

pri·mor·di·al·ly play \-dē-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of primordial

  1. <all life on Earth supposedly came from a primordial ooze in existence many millions of years ago>



Origin of primordial

Middle English, from Late Latin primordialis, from Latin primordium origin, from primus first + ordiri to begin — more at prime, order


First Known Use: 14th century


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primordial

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adjective pri·mor·di·al \prī-ˈmȯrd-ē-əl\

Medical Definition of primordial

  1. :  earliest formed in the growth of an individual or organ :  primitive <the primordial skeleton>





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